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Not Quite Finished * #687672 Wed Oct 20 2010 04:25 AM
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Weeds Offline OP
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After 7 years I am driving my 49 Suburban. I tried to keep the truck stock looking. I used the Steve Andereggen IFS swap from an 84 GMC 1/2 ton which gave me disc brakes and power steering. I also used the rear end from the 84. The engine is a late 50s and or early 60s 283 built up from scrounged parts with a TH350 automatic. Been to a couple of cruise nights and have had a lot of compliments. The interior is still unfinished and when Winter comes here in Wisconsin I will bring it home to the garage and finish the inside, do the weather stripping and complete all the other loose ends that I should have done before I started driving it. It drives and handles really well. I thought I could make the 2010 Stovebolt reunion but ran out of time. It is on the calendar for 2011. Do these old trucks ever get finished?

**** Weeden
Brodhead WI.

Weeds

Last edited by J Lucas; Sat Feb 26 2011 11:07 PM.
Re: Not Quite Finished [Re: Weeds] #687701 Wed Oct 20 2010 07:19 AM
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How do you type a wolf whistle??

Weeds (****) the old 'burb is absolutely stunning!
The driver looks like he could use a little 'restoration' though........ wink grin


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
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Re: Not Quite Finished [Re: jockbolter50] #689056 Mon Oct 25 2010 01:31 PM
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Jock, The driver is under restoration, bypass surgery, hip replacement, spinal lamenectomy, trifocals, hearing aids etc. etc. I still have all my own teeth however and thanks for the compliments. Just like old trucks the restoration is ongoing.

Weeds

Re: Not Quite Finished [Re: Weeds] #691834 Thu Nov 04 2010 04:30 AM
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Wow, I don't see a whole lot more to do. I love the paint job. Great looking Truck. Hey don't feel bad, Im just 60 and have been wearing trifocals for 20 years. But, I can still see! Take care, Steven


1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton ~ Red Truck

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Re: Not Quite Finished [Re: Weeds] #691886 Thu Nov 04 2010 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Weeds
Jock, The driver is under restoration.


I hear you.(just!) I'm in need of a little 'resto' myself!


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: Not Quite Finished [Re: jockbolter50] #691947 Thu Nov 04 2010 03:06 PM
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Beautiful looking truck Weeds! And to the Moderator, maybe we should add a medical condition section to the Forums!

Red


Every time I learn something new, I forget something I used to know, like that time I took a wine making class and forgot how to drive!
Re: Not Quite Finished [Re: jockbolter50] #691950 Thu Nov 04 2010 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by jockbolter50
How do you type a wolf whistle??
grin


Wheeeeet whorl!

Beautiful truck Weeds!


Fried Green T'mater (Vern)
1953 Chevrolet 3600
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Re: Not Quite Finished [Re: Redwelter] #692096 Thu Nov 04 2010 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Redwelter
And to the Moderator, maybe we should add a medical condition section to the Forums!
Red


I'm not sure if the HQ's server could cope with the demand! wink


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
Re: Not Quite Finished [Re: jockbolter50] #692105 Fri Nov 05 2010 12:09 AM
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Great looking truck, Weeds. I know you've been hard at it for a number of years, glad it paid off. Now its time to enjoy it!

Re: Not Quite Finished * [Re: Weeds] #731335 Sat Mar 19 2011 08:49 PM
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Hi ****,
My name is Faron, from Iowa. I bought a 52 suburban from a friend of mine in the early 80's. It is an Air Force vehicle with the nomanclature tag still riveted to the dash. When I read your story I got a kick out of it and had to tell you about my 52. Enjoy your suburban, Faron.

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